Making Your Money Matter https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com Create a life you love, one dollar at a time Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:13:30 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 103358307 Part IV: Organizing Your Finances in 2019 (Refining Your Money Processes) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/organizing-money-processes/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/organizing-money-processes/#respond Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:30:55 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5491 In Part I, we talked about organizing a cash flow system to track your income and spending according to your values and goals, while minimizing time spent doing so. In Part II, I shared my own system for organizing financial paperwork and documents. I highly recommend using a digital system and shared some of my […]

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Part III: How I’m Organizing My Finances in 2019 (Structuring Financial Accounts) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/part-iii-organizing-financial-accounts/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/part-iii-organizing-financial-accounts/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 15:07:23 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5439 In Part I, we talked about organizing a cash flow system to track your income and spending according to your values and goals, while minimizing time spent doing so. In Part II, I shared my own system for organizing financial paperwork and documents. I highly recommend using a digital system and shared some of my […]

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Part II: How I’m Organizing My Finances in 2019 (Organizing Financial Paperwork) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/organize-financial-documents-2019/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/organize-financial-documents-2019/#comments Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:50:18 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5437 In Part I, we talked about organizing a cash flow system to set yourself up for financial success. I have accounts in two different currencies as well as business and rental accounts. And, my goal is still to spend less than 15 minutes per week managing my cash flow. How? Automation and organization! I’ve totally […]

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Part I: How I’m Organizing My Finances in 2019 (Setting up a Cash Flow System) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/set-up-cash-flow-2019/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/set-up-cash-flow-2019/#comments Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:28:14 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5384 I’ve always loved organizing. There’s something about things being neat and tidy that makes me feel like my life itself is a little bit less messy too (maybe that’s a little crazy?). So naturally, years ago when I started really getting my finances in order, it was important to me to find a really organized […]

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2019: The Year of “Simplify” (or rather…can I have a do-over please?) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/2019-year-of-simplify/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/2019-year-of-simplify/#comments Thu, 03 Jan 2019 12:01:58 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5373 This past year was especially difficult. I wasn’t sad to see it go. Not at all. I didn’t meet most of my goals I’d set at the beginning of the year. I especially feel like “simplify”, my word for 2018, was the exact opposite of how the year turned out. Adjusting to life back at […]

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5 Money Mindset Shifts I’ve Made After Discovering FIRE (as an outsider of the movement!) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/fire-money-mindset/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/fire-money-mindset/#comments Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:00:47 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5277 Many people turn their financial lives around after hitting rock bottom. A crushing debt load or a sudden financial crisis spurs them to make drastic changes. That’s not my story. I didn’t hit a low. Instead, it was the opposite that changed my financial life. Years ago, we embarked on our first big travel adventure. […]

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Why Spreadsheets are the Best Way to Handle Your Personal Finances (A Sneak Peek At Mine!) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/why-spreadsheets-are-the-best-way-to-handle-your-personal-finances-a-sneak-peek-at-mine/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/why-spreadsheets-are-the-best-way-to-handle-your-personal-finances-a-sneak-peek-at-mine/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:15:53 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5201 This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure here. You already know I’m a diehard spreadsheet fan. Especially when it comes to tracking all things money. And, I’m certainly not alone in my level of spreadsheet geekiness. Spreadsheets are the tool of choice for many, many financially successful people around the world (and the world wide […]

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How Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone Is 10X-ing Our Finances https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/get-out-of-comfort-zone/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/get-out-of-comfort-zone/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5217 My email subscribers all know that my family has recently relocated (that’s why you haven’t seen me around here much lately!). We’re talking about a BIG relocation…from the suburbs of Detroit to Shanghai, China. And while we’ve lived abroad before (in South Korea and even in China for a short time), it’s been just as […]

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Understanding Your Marginal Tax Rate (And Why It’s Essential to Know!) https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/marginal-tax-rate/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/marginal-tax-rate/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 02:02:15 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5070 Ignorance certainly isn’t bliss when it comes to anything in personal finance, and that’s especially true for taxes. Sure, you can hire someone to complete your tax returns for you. But you are the one making the day-to-day decisions that will impact the numbers that ultimately go on the tax form. Now that your taxes […]

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What Personal Finance Questions Do You Have? {My 2018 Blog Survey} https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/personal-finance-questions-2018-blog-survey/ https://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/personal-finance-questions-2018-blog-survey/#respond Wed, 14 Mar 2018 16:42:57 +0000 http://www.makingyourmoneymatter.com/?p=5053 Today we have something different other than just a regular blog post. You may have noticed that it’s especially quiet here on the blog over the last couple months. While I’ve tried to keep up with everything as much as possible–raising a young family, work, life–I’m absolutely swamped. Tax season is in full swing and […]

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